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Software Library: C64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units.

Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,509 in 2017). Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. With support for multicolor sprites and a custom chip for waveform generation, the C64 could create superior visuals and audio compared to systems without such custom hardware.

The C64 dominated the low-end computer market for most of the 1980s. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 had between 30% and 40% share of the US market and two million units sold per year, outselling IBM PC compatibles, Apple computers, and the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore's founder, said in a 1989 interview, "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years."

In the UK market, the C64 faced competition from the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum, but the C64 was still one of the two most popular computers in the UK.

Part of the Commodore 64's success was its sale in regular retail stores instead of only electronics or computer hobbyist specialty stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control costs, including custom integrated circuit chips from MOS Technology. It has been compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative and affordable mass-production. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles have been made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office productivity applications, and video games. C64 emulators allow anyone with a modern computer, or a compatible video game console, to run these programs today. The C64 is also credited with popularizing the computer demoscene and is still used today by some computer hobbyists.

In 2011, 17 years after it was taken off the market, research showed that brand recognition for the model was still at 87%.

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Stax Score #005 (19xx)(Varsity)
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To Mega Therion (1988 07 08)(Triad)
Tiger Disk #019 (19xx)(Tiger Crew Disk)(de)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Vandalism News #22 (1995 06)(Onslaught)
Vandalism News #17 (1994)(Success The Ruling Company)
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To Sunny (1987)(Gamma Cracking Force)
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Too Little Too Late (2007 04 01)(Triad)
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Digibox 1 (19xx)(Telephone Crackers Norway)
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Gobots Demo (1987 06 05)(Danish Game Smashers)
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Mix Pickles (1992)(The Warriors)
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Kotze Inside & Less Other Stuff (1997)(Metalvotze)
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Mantronix Rules (1988 12 28)(Mantronix)
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Intestinal Ulcer (1990 01 20)(Baboons)
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Graphical Ignorens (19xx)(Renegade Programming Group)
Software Library: C64: Games
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WWIII (2006)(Fairlight)
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Wheelchair III a Joke (1988 04)(The Hidden Forces)
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Winning Demo, The (1987)(XL Crackers)
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Wisdom II (1989 10 07)(Beastie Boys)
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Worm (1988 02 14)(Soca)
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Tiger Disk #163 (19xx)(Tiger Crew Disk)(de)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: C64: Games
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Time Out (1991)(Triad)[LNX]
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Time to Kill (1987 12 07)(The Warlocks)
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Timmercial (19xx)(Inflexion)[h Chromance]
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Twilight (1990 08 12)(Evil)
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Unbranded (19xx)(Pyrotech)
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Unity (1992 04 01)(Style)
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Unlimited (1987)(Shadows)
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Unplugged #03 (1996 05 15)(U Turn)
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Uxorious (1990)(Flash)[LNX]
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Zschebabb (1988 05 15)(Science 451)
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Wanted #02 (1991)(Battery)
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Z Circle & Abnormal Co Op (19xx)(Abnormal Z Circle)
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Paradise (19xx)(Damage)
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Waking Up (1988)(Xakk)
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Warlight Intros (1987)(Warlight)
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Waveaters (19xx)(Trias)
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We Hate Cats (1988 02 22)(Rawhead)
We M.U.S.I.C. Selector (1987 01 10)(Frontline Incorperated)
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World News #2 (1990 06 24)(Future)
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X 2000 (2000)(Abyss Connection)
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X Mas Demo (1987)(West Coast Crackers)
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XFR (1995)(Napalm)
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Weird Crud #05 (1991 02)(The Digital Underground)
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Wet Sweat (1988)(Beatless)
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World Demo 1987 (1987)(The Magic Circle)
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World News #04 (1990)(Silicon Limited)
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Wow Part 5 (19xx)(Cool Cracking Team 1919)
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Xmas 90 (19xx)(Graffity)
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Xylon (1990 06 04)(Paramount)
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This Is Music 4 (1986)(CCGG)
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Throckmorton Device, The (19xx)(Triad)
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Tribune #48, The (1994 12 01)(Entropy)
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True Lord (1990)(The Hobbit)
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Underground #07 (1993 01 01)(Presence)
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Underground #02 (1991 05 27)(Alcoholics)
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Underground #05 (1992 01 18)(Presence)
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Unicorn, The (1989 02 26)(Abnormal)
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Zoolook (1987 12 14)(Defiers)
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Top Priority #1 (1991 11)( )
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Triage 3 (1998)(Smash Designs)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
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Timeworks #06 (19xx)(Time)
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Track 'n' Sector #03 (1991 03 16)(Track)
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Track 'n' Sector #01 (1991 01 26)(Track)
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Transform (2006)(Focus)
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Trasher (1988)(Shape)
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Tune Box 1 (1987)(Frontline Incorperated)
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Power Drift Sak (1989)(Genesis Project)
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Beyond Bust 02 (19xx)(Beyond Force)
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Remix V3.0 (1989)(Array)
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RGFS Demo '90 (1990 01 07)(Red Grasshoppers from Space)
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Master Blaster (19xx)( )
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Mission Mortale (19xx)( )(it)
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Missione Suicida (1986)(Di Bello Bonaventura)(it)[Key War]
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Mision X (1985)(Lenguaje Maquina)(es)
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Mit Jeans & Hellebarde Vor dem Sturm (1988)(Electronic Design)(de)(Disk 1 of 4 Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.